The Times collects state awards

by | Jul 3, 2018 | Latest

Kale Dunlap reacts in amazement after being called out at home in the second game of the Class 3A Region II quarterfinals series versus Gunter last Friday at Anna High School. The photo published in May 2017 in The Farmersville Times was one of five sports photos submitted for Sports Photography for Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The Times received first place for Sports Photography. (Photo by Victor Tapia/The Farmersville Times.)

The Farmersville Times won multiple awards at the annual 2018 Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

The awards were presented were presented at the annual Leadership Retreat at the La Torretta Resort in Montgomery June 23.

This year, 142 newspapers submitted 1,410 entries in the contest. Daily, semi-weekly and weekly newspapers compete against papers of similar circulation size. The Times was one of 89 weekly papers that competed in divisions 6 through 10. Entries were judged by the Nebraska Press Association.

The Times placed First Sports Photo in Division 8. Photos included a pole vaulter, football action and lead baseball art by Sports Editor David Jenkins, News Editor Wyndi Veigel and photographer Victor Tapia. Judges commented, “Action oriented cutlines and photo get reader ready to not only notice paper, but to buy paper and get reader inside paper. Crisp clear photos make paper quality reading.”

Times staff earned a second place win for Headline Writing. Winning headlines included. “Fish fry lures more than $13K,” “A purrfect ending,” and “Cemetery resurrected: Council votes no.”

Judges commented, “Play on words good. Headlines piqued my interest to read more.”

The Times earned second place for News Writing for stories about animal cruelty and the story of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Greg and Tim Barber. Judges said, “Good, detailed story on animal cruelty,” and “The quotes in the plane crash story brought a tear, and gave full vision of who these two were. Great writing.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers for the efforts our staff makes on a daily basis,” The Farmersville Times Publisher Chad Engbrock said. “We continually work to keep our readers informed and provide a quality marketing piece for our advertisers.”

Editor’s note: The Times inadvertently left out the jump portion of this story on page 2A of the print edition. The full story is above and in the e-edition. The Times regrets the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

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